Slade Campus.
Slade Campus.

College deal all but done

THE final contracts for Slade Campus arrived on the desk of Christian Community Ministries' chief executive John Lyndon yesterday.

"We have an in-principle agreement and it's just a matter of process now," he said.

"And I will be signing them."

Once the dotted line is signed, the former Anglican school will become the new home for an expanded Warwick Christian College.

CCM's director of finance and administration Paul Salmon previously told the Daily News the school was applying for secondary accreditation and would hopefully offer P-12 classes from Term 1 of next year.

"CCM is excited about offering affordable non-denominational Christian schooling from P-12 in Warwick, as we have done in other regional and metropolitan areas," Mr Salmon said.

"We are also excited about working with the community in the acquisition of the Slade campus."

Earlier this year CCM conducted phone surveys gauging interest from Rose City parents and Mr Salmon described the response as positive.

"As a part of this application the college ran a phone survey in the Warwick area to obtain data required by the government," he said.

"The results of this survey were pleasing and indicated strong community interest in the Warwick Christian College's future secondary school."

The former Warwick Shire Council purchased the campus in 2007 for $3.65 million a figure has not been given for how much CCM's tender was for.


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